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|Originally posted by Fatman513
I don't think it really matters where you buy, but what you buy. What you should do is give Flotec a call and explain your situation. That's what I did when we bought this POS house 18 months ago and discovered the previous numbskulls, err...owners installed the wrong pump. It wouldn't START to pump until there was an inch or two of water on the floor! Give them a call, they're really helpful at Flotec.
|Originally posted by ckaudio
take a look at the hydromatic DA-1 . It uses either a piggyback float switch or a pressure diaphram switch. We primarily sell the pressure switch type. You never have to worry about the float switch getting hung up. The pump turns on a couple inches above the pump on most diameter crocks.
It spins a lower rpm than the Barnes models.
Very quiet.........like the barnes pumps, you can't even hardly hear it when it runs.
up to 48 gallons per minute. I've rarely seen a burned out motor on a hydromatic. The pressure switches seem to have a better life than most of the mechanical floats on the market.
The biggest advantage of the hydromatic pumps is the piggyback style switches. If a switch goes bad and you are in a emergency situation with water coming into the hole, you can simply unplug the pump from the switch and plug it directly into the wall. The pump will run nonstop until you are able to replace the switch. If a switch fails on a Barnes pump, guess what..........you are bummin......... you have to then rely on whatever backup type pump you have.
The best backups currently on the market are a water driven pump called the Guardian. If you have city water pressure, then that is the pump you want.
I don't know who this guy is selling the pump........ I just found an online link for you.
|Originally posted by jeffleonard
Zoellers are good pumps. I think you're looking at a M53, which I also sell. That pump has a good track record with us. It doesn't have the piggyback switch which was discussed, otherwise, it is a solid pump. No piggyback means bad switch=pull pump & replace or rebuild switch. In other words, a big PITA. The Zoeller is not as quiet as the Barnes.
|Originally posted by ChriÅ¡
I know someone locally that will sell me a Zoeller "Mighty-Mate" pump. It's about the same price as the Flotech, and specs look good (1/3HP, all cast iron including the vortex impeller, upper and lower oil fed bearings, passes 1/2" solids, etc). Have you heard anything about this brand?
I also forgot to mention my sump pit is 11X16 and 18 deep, so my options are limited.